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M-Theory
February 20th, 2010, 12:08 PM
Hi,

The harddrive of an old laptop of mine recently died. Until I can replace it, I would like to use the xubuntu live-cd. However I would also like to be able to install some additional packages and change some settings, so it would be great if I could make it persistent. I know that it's possible to install to an usb-pendrive, but the problem is that the laptop isn't able to boot from usb-devices.

Is it possible to install xubuntu to usb, but boot the system wiith the live-cd? Or is there another way to use an usb-pendrive to keep some settings/packages?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

John

Jose Catre-Vandis
February 20th, 2010, 12:49 PM
See this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=992426&highlight=boot) which might allow you to boot from HDD or visit www.pendrivelinux.com where you should find the answer

C.S.Cameron
February 20th, 2010, 05:16 PM
You can either make a CD that will boot a Live USB stick:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/usb-boot-cd-for-ubuntu-810/

or you can make a USB stick that will add persistence to the Live CD.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1388919